Pulling Doubles, are they as intimidating as I'm thinking?

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  1. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Glad I could help. If you need anything else, just tag me. I'm always around when I'm awake. Lol
     
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  3. usncva62

    usncva62 Light Load Member

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    ok thank you!
     
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  4. usncva62

    usncva62 Light Load Member

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    i am 5' 1'' 180 after reading this information from everyone i feel more comfortable looking forward to training now. thank you
     
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  5. Jamie01

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    When I was doing linehaul and pulling doubles every night, we were in day cabs, so I could just look out the rear window as I backed the truck up to the dolly. When hooking your lead trailer to the dolly, you do have to back very slowly and tap the dolly. I found pulling doubles to be no problem. The set wags a little as you go down the road, like a dog's tail as it trots along, but you get used to it. Hooking and breaking sets takes some practice, but you'll get it.
     
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  6. Zoltan1a

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    Easier than a 53 but triples get a little tricky because it's hard to find places to stop
     
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  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    61, I also got that t shirt.
     
  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Careful. If the dolly doesn’t have the counterweight on the back end, the front will weigh a hell of a lot more than 25 lbs.

    Typically it’s the ones with the crank landing gear that have that issue.
     
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  9. LtlAnonymous

    LtlAnonymous Road Train Member

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    Fair point. And I have personal experience with this, since ABF didn't have a counterweight. That was an oversight on my part.
     
  10. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Road Train Member

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    Our new dollies have counter weights now.
     
  11. '88K100

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    Pulling doubles not a big deal,,just be aware of road conditions...I pulled A-trains my first few years on line haul and always gross 140,000...Beer lead meat pup east,,,nickel ore west and this was all running up and down the north shore of Lake Superior..,,as well we had no engine brakes ,until '98 for this company...I thought we were the only company on the planet pulling doubles with no engine brakes:D
     
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